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Biden Win + Value on Display = Loss of Market Share

Our Building Trades International Presidents are part of the Biden Transition team once President Elect Biden becomes President Biden. Perhaps in another era this would be a good thing – but not in today’s environment. Why? Because they bring nothing to the table except need after need. These IPs play the victim game, looking for… Continue Reading

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Hey International Vice-Presidents – Time to Fall Out of Line –

Note: this blog may be disjointed to many and covers a huge amount of info in 1,500 words. Our blogs are for hard core organizers and activists’ members. The future of the trades, by and large, rests with you. The General Executive Councils (GEC) of the respective trades have the power to change the trajectory… Continue Reading

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“… the end of the beginning”

“It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” ~ Winston Churchill WW II Election Day is tomorrow and if anyone thinks the issue of national & state leadership will be settled – well snap out of it because it will not! Thanks to a complete… Continue Reading

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The Building Trades International Presidents are Hiding in the Back Row –

Just like when we come in late to work, church or any event we duck into the back row, our Building Trades International Presidents continue to hide in the back row of workers’ lives in North American. They “hope and pray” for infrastructure legislation, pension bailouts, a retreat in RTW laws, along with a host… Continue Reading

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The Ranger Handbook vs Building Trades Academy & Organizing –

Delta Force, Seal Team 6 and MARSOC all have developed and structured battle plans for engagement. They ID friend from foe and understand that today’s ally may be tomorrow’s foe! Contrast that with the Building Trades (BT), which have tools to sell Value on Display on one axis of market development and bottom-up on the… Continue Reading

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Building Trade Owned and Operated Construction Management Company –

A brief history: Nearly 30 years ago the Milwaukee Building Trades Council put into place a Construction Management Company called CCM (Complete Construction Management). It was designed by Brother Brent Emons to combat the rising use of construction managers then coming into being. A construction manager’s entire purpose is to reduce costs to the end-user/clients… Continue Reading

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A Defining American Experience is Happening Right Now –

The Trades have not cornered the market on racism – but, we have certainly contributed to it! If you see Brother Floyd as an individual, with the flaws of an individual person – stop reading now. More than likely you are part of the problem! If you saw a Black man lynched in broad daylight,… Continue Reading

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If You Can’t Throw a Jab – The Trades Will Never Win Market Share –

Yep, a jab my Brother & Sister Organizers/Members/Boxers! For the past 40 years or so the trades have fought with both arms tied behind their backs. Value on Display has not knocked out, much less won, most decisions on points in 40 years. A loser with the record to prove it! The Internationals are the… Continue Reading

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Trump Did Not Cause Chaos – Chaos Caused Trump –

  Karl Rove’s (The Architect) masterful use of party partisanship is a political game that few in Washington can play. His plan was to build a permanent R Majority in the Federal Government. What he understood was that the majority of U.S. citizens gravitate towards the center, with most tilting right or left but not… Continue Reading

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CONSTRUCTION ANALYTICS ECONOMICS BEHIND THE HEADLINES

Band of Brothers & Sisters – For those of us not familiar with the work of construction annalist Ed Zarenski – here is a link to his latest construction updates.  https://edzarenski.com/  He is a non-alarmist or drama queen in his assessments. He does call it the way the numbers stack up.  The trades need a… Continue Reading

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